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Coming up... After months of waiting - Hokie football fans are about to get their fix.
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And police in Harrisonburg say a riot ensued when a crowd of 2-thousand James Madison University students turned on them.
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[11Tech-Preps]


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It's been a long time coming - for Hokie fans who couldn't wait to see their team gear up and hit the field again.

Finally - game day is here.
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Crews at Lane Stadium were cleaning the stands yesterday before fans start piling in for tonight's season - opener. The new north end zone bleachers were completed just in time for the game. E-S-P-N spent Saturday assembling the set for the Game Day broadcast. Kick off is at 8 P-M against Georgia Tech.
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A couple of fans you can count on to be there are Roanokers Bobbi and Bill Spencer.
They make their love for the Hokies known year-round.
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From the banner flying over the front yard, to the mailbox painted in orange and maroon, the Spencers' devotion to Virginia Tech is apparent.
Their cars are equipped with logos, and Virginia Tech license plates... Even the backyard is landscaped with Tech's football fortunes in mind.
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((BILL SPENCER: I DREAMED UP THE IDEA OF PUTTING A FOOTBALL IN THE BACKYARD, WITH A VT EMBLEM IN IT. MY WIFE HAD TO DO ALL THE WORK BECAUSE I HAD A NECK BRACE AND I WAS LOOKING UP AT THE SKY. WE GOT A UVA FRIEND OF OURS TO DO THE ACTUAL MANUAL LABOR.)) ((BOBBI SPENCER: FOOTBALL IS MY VERY FAVORITE SPORT. YOU CAN HAVE ALL THE REST OF THEM. AND I'M JUST LOOKING FORWARD TO FOOTBALL TIME AGAIN. I'VE BEEN GETTING READY FOR THIS FOR TWO OR THREE MONTHS NOW.))
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The Spencers say they've been fans of Virginia Tech football for more than 30 years.
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Twenty people landed behind bars after rioting broke out in Harrisonburg this weekend. Police say a party with a crowd of 2-thousand - mostly James Madison University students - went out out of control when they tried to break it up Friday night.
Police in riot gear used pepper spray and gas canisters to disperse the crowd. Authorities say some party-goers were throwing rocks and bottles at them. One police officer received minor injuries.








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President Clinton's historic visit to Nigeria continues today.
He's the first U.S. president ever to visit the country. Today he stops at a village outside the capital city of

Abuja (ah-BOO'-juh).
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At a state dinner last night, Clinton assured Nigeria would get help and support from the United States as it moves toward democracy.
He says the fates of Nigeria and the U.S. -- economic and otherwise -- are tied together.
Clinton will meet tomorrow with Nelson Mandela in Tanzania.
Mandela is trying to broker peace in Burundi.
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If you think college students have a bad reputation for partying and drinking - and NOT doing much else - we'll have one story that could change your mind.
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Plus... a Sports Extra you WON'T want to miss -
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To football fans - he's no less than a super-hero.
News 7 Sports goes home with Hokie Michael Vick... for a look at his family... his past... and his future.
Stay with us.
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[Health-Check]


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Researchers have discovered that a drug used to treat nausea - could help keep people pre-disposed to alcoholism - from drinking.
Bobbi Harley has that story and more in Health Check.
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THERE'S NEW HOPE FOR PEOPLE WITH GENETICALLY PREDISPOSED ALCOHOLISM.

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RESEARCHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SAY THE DRUG ZOFRAN....PRESCRIBED TO CONTROL NAUSEA AFTER SURGERY..REDUCED A PERSON'S URGE TO DRINK. IN A STUDY OF SO CALLED BIOLOGICAL ALCOHOLICS.....PATIENTS GIVEN THE DRUG INCREASED ABSTINENCE BY FORTY PERCENT COMPARED TO SUBJECTS WHO TOOK A PLACEBO. SCIENTISTS SAY THE DRUG APPEARS TO BLOCK SEROTONIN RECEPTORS IN THE BRAIN, THUS DECREASING THE CRAVING FOR ALCOHOL.

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HERE'S SOME NEWS THAT MAY SURPRISE PARENTS. THE COLDS OR INFECTIONS THAT MAKE YOU AND YOUR KIDS MISERABLE TODAY MAY PROTECT THEM FROM ASTHMA TOMORROW. RESEARCHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA SAY HAVING AN OLDER BROTHER OR SISTER IN DAYCARE DURING THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF A BABY'S LIFE REDUCES THEIR RISK OF DEVELOPING ASTHMA. THE FINDINGS..REPORTED IN THIS WEEK'S NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE MAY EXPLAIN THE PARADOX OF WHY ASTHMA HAS BECOME MORE PREVALENT DESPITE INCREASED STANDARDS OF PERSONAL HYGIENE AND SMALLER FAMILY SIZES.

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AND CAN CHOCOLATE WARD OFF CAVITIES AND TOOTH DECAY? RESEARCHERS IN JAPAN SAY PARTS OF THE COCOA BEAN..THE MAIN INGREDIENT IN CHOCOLATE..FIGHT MOUTH BACTERIA. THE COCOA BEAN HUSK WHICH USUALLY GOES TO WASTE MAY ONE DAY BE PUT BACK IN CHOCOLATE OR ADDED TO TOOTHPASTES.

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AND THAT'S A LOOK AT THE WEEK IN HEALTH. I'M BOBBI HARLEY, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

[Education]


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Record numbers of children are heading back to school this year.
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Enrollment in public and private schools across the nation will hit 53-million.
It's a record high and the trend is supposed to continue for the next century.
The climb in the number of school-aged kids is being called the Baby Boom Echo because its members are the GRANDCHILDREN of the boomers.
Immigrants are also adding to that number.
Fairfax County serves students speaking 143 different languages.
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((DANIEL DOMENECH/SUPERITNENDENT, FAIRFAX COUNTY SCHOOLS: WE CAN'T ACCOMMODATE OUR STUDENTS AT THE RATE WE'RE GOING, SO WE HAVE TRAILERS AT JUST ABOUT EVERY ONE OF OUR SCHOOLS. WE LOVINGLY REFER TO THEM AS LEARNING COTTAGES... BUT THEY ARE TRAILERS.))
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Two million teachers are needed.
School systems are waging a recruiting battles for young teachers and are even looking abroad.
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[11Circle-K]


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An organization at Virginia Tech is showing that college doesn't have to just be about education in the classroom.

Some students are finding the time to gain life experience - by helping others.
Kate Weidaw reports.
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This may look like the beginning of a summer job for a college student but it's just another Saturday during fall semester for members of Circle K.

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((MEGHAN MAHAR: WE DO SERVICE PROJECTS RANGING FROM HABITAT FOR HUMANITY TO ADOPT A HIGHWAY OR WE COULD GO CLEAN UP A PARK OR BENCHES OR TUTOR KIDS.))
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As Meghan goes into her junior year at Virginia Tech she says juggling classes and volunteering her time hasn't been that hard. In fact being a part of Circle K has taught her a thing or two about life.

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((MEGHAN MAHAR: I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT OTHER COLLEGE STUDENTS REALIZE THERE ARE OTHER PEOPLE IN THE WORLD THAT ARE MAYBE NOT AS WELL OFF AS THEY AND IT'S IMPORTANT THEY TRY AND HELP OTHER PEOPLE OUT.))
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While Meghan and some of the other members lay the foundation down for a new home, across town others like Katie Lipresti are helping out with the Pet Fair.

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((KATIE LIPRESTI: LUCKILY THIS IS ON A SATURDAY SO EVEN THOUGH I'M GIVING UP MY SATURDAY AT LEAST IT'S NOT AFFECTING MY CLASS SCHEDULE.))
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As a freshman Lipresti isn't doing this just for her resume, the pre-vet major hopes Circle K's active involvement with the humane society will give her a chance work with animals more. And with hundreds of volunteer projects for Virginia Tech students every year it's giving many a chance to see beyond the walls of the classroom. Kate Weidaw News 7 Blacksburg.))




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Nestled in the countryside of West Virginia - is the world's newest - and largest instrument used to read messages from the far reaches of the universe.
The Green Bank Telescope is a towering symbol of scientific triumph - after a mysterious collapse nearly 12 years ago left one of the world's most hi-tech tools - in a massive heap.
Keith Humphry takes a look back in this week's Newsreel.
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No one was injured when the 300-foot antenna crashed onto an adjacent control building in the fall of 1988. But it crushed the hopes - and immediate plans - of astronomers who were counting on the radio telescope to share some of the deepest secrets of the universe.
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((It ends- that branch of research. It ended a sky survey before it was finished. It means the next people who want it to map out the 3-dimensional structure of the Universe won't be able to from here anyway and probably will be difficult to find a telescope that could do it.))
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For 26 years the telescope at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory had given clues to the mysteries of the final frontier. [MORE COLLAPSE PICS]
But it offered NO hint of its pending collapse.
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((It was sharp and the whole thing collapsed in a great hurry.))
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In 1990 - the National Science Foundation put up the more than 74-MILLION dollars needed for a replacement.
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((It's called the Green Bank Telescope - the acronym is G-B-T. It's also called Great Big Telescope as you can see it's extremely large.))
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In 1994 the new, bigger and better telescope was halfway complete.
And scientists were again talking about possibilities - of galactic proportions.
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((The new telescope will give us a lot more sensitivity toward faint (JAY UP) objects in the universe so we'll be able to see a lot further out in the milky way for example we should be able to see pulsars right at the very center of the milky way and even beyond.))
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Friday officials unveiled the final product.
The world's largest fully steerable radio telescope will help scientists study galaxies light years away. It will also provide insight on the birth processes of stars and the nature of pulsars.
At 485 feet high - it stands taller than the statue of liberty. [TELESCOPE IN FIELD - WITH BARN AND SHEEP IN FOREGROUND - FROM GREEN BANK TC 16:23:47] The telescope surface spans almost 2 acres... so that when the Universe comes calling - a huge instrument in a small West Virginia town will answer.
That's Newsreel. I'm Keith Humphry.))
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[TAKE WEB ADDRESS FS]
If you would like to find out more about the Green Bank Telescope - just go to our home page at wdbj-7-dot-com. Click on Webwatch.
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Chris Weinke threw two touchdowns and the Seminoles intercepted three BYU passes to defend its national championship with a 29-to-three season opening win last night in the Pigskin Classic.
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Eighth ranked Kansas State looked sluggish at times as K-State hosted Iowa last night.
Kansas got on the board in the first quarter when David Allen dives over the top from the one yard line for the State lead.
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Then in the second quarter Jonathan Beasley hooks up with Quincy Morgan on the 4 yard slant pattern for the touchdown.
Kansas State goes on to beat Iowa 27 to 7.
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[COMM # 3][11Hog-Rally]



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The Harleys are hitting the pavement in the Roanoke Valley this weekend.
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The annual Virginia State Harley Owners Group - or HOG - rally has Harley fans rolling in to the Star City. The event is held in a different city each year. There's fun for everyone - The Roanoke Chapter of the Ladies of Harley is giving tours of the Blue Ridge Parkway. And there are plenty of booths featuring games and contests. Event coordinators are thrilled with the turnout.
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((GARY PITASSI/EVENT COORDINATOR: IT'S BETTER THAN WE EVER EXPECTED - WE'VE GOT A TOTAL OF 15-HUNDRED PEOPLE SIGNED UP OVER THE COURSE OF THREE DAYS.))
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The rally is being held at the Wyndham and Clarion hotels off Hershberger Road and wraps up today.
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The HOG organization holds a number of charity events each year.




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U-S officials seize TONS of cocaine - and deal a major blow to a Colombian drug ring.
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And a California community protests outside the home of its newest resident - a child molester.
More on those stories just ahead.
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More than a Billion dollars worth of cocaine is in the hands of the law this morning.
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Yesterday U.S. Officials announced the seizure of almost 25 tons of cocaine and 43 arrests.
It's the result of a two year investigation called "Operation Journey."
During that time, authorities says an elaborate drug trafficking network was smuggling massive amounts of cocaine from South America to the United States and Europe.
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Officials are hoping agencies from other countries will continue to work together to catch suspected drug lords.
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A Grayson County man is dead after a single car accident last night. Police say 44-year-old Tony K. Snow, of Independence, was traveling on Route 21 in the county when he veered off the side of the road and flipped his pick-up truck. Rescue workers used the jaws of life to free Snow from the wreckage.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.




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The National Black Farmers Association is keeping its president - despite John Boyd's announcement that he was stepping down. Earlier this week, Boyd said he needed to devote more time to his campaign against Virgil Goode.
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But a successful national conference and unanimous vote of confidence by the leadership has convinced Boyd to stay on with the N-B-F-A. Boyd says he won't be as active within the association - day-to-day operations will be handled by the executive director and vice-president.
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The Senate race between Chuck Robb and George Allen won't just be of interest to Virginia voters -
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The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee says re-electing Chuck Robb is its top priority among all Senate races this year. Robb may need the national party's help. He trails in most polls and his opponent, Former Governor George Allen, has raised more money. But political experts say Robb has made a habit of coming on strong in the final weeks of a campaign.
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Some say the Allen-Robb race could draw more national attention than the race between Hillary Clinton and Rick Lazio in New York.


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A registered sex offender has moved in across the street from a daycare center and residents in Monrovia, California, are protesting.
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Residents of the Southern California town picketed outside the home of Aramis Dominguez Linares.
He moved in with family after being released from prison.
He has convictions for kidnapping a 10-year old girl then molesting her - and also molesting a 12 year old girl.
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[vo-nat] Linares says he has no plans to leave the city.
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[BOTH MICS HOT]
Hokie fever's at a high pitch - as Virginia Tech prepares for tonight's faceoff with Georgia Tech.
Coming up in Sports Extra - we get up close and personal with Hokie quarterback Michael Vick.
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Plus...
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Dr. John Terrell risked his own life - to help the sick and the dying in Lynchburg during Civil War times.
Coming up in Time Off - we'll tell you where you can learn more - and see the remnants and tools of Dr. Terrell's trade. [Leo ad-lib into the travel forecast] TRAVEL FORECAST !!!!!!!!
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[Pest-House]


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The history of the South is sprinkled with the names of war heroes whose valiant efforts are honored on many a granite monument. But one memorial pays homage to a man whose bravery never led him to a battlefield. In this week's Time Off - Shannon Young takes us to Lynchburg's Pest House to learn about Dr. John Terrell.
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((While many young men took up weapons to fight in the Civil War, a young Quaker doctor chose to wield a sharp intellect and bottomless courage to battle a different enemy: disease.
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((Lynchburg, like any other little town, had a House of Pestilence that was where people from the community were quarantined when they had horrible diseases that they had no idea how to control.))
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Jane White works for the Southern Memorial Association as the acting director of Lynchburg's Old City Cemetery. Her efforts have helped recreate Lynchburg's so-called Pest House and the office of Dr. John Terrell, a cutting edge physician who put his own life at risk to treat those the community had given up for dead.
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((It was always near the graveyard so that they could just take you right next door and bury you. Most everyone died when they were put in the Pest House.))
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While history is vague about the number of patients who passed through the Pest House, records do show Dr. Terrell treated hundreds if not thousands of soldiers for smallpox. Out back, the Confederate section of the cemetery holds the 99 who succumbed to the disease.
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((We know that a lot more would have died had it not been for our Dr. Terrell, who's our young hero.))
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((He was just a very, very smart, up-to-date, young doctor who was very, very brave and did a lot of things through his medical career.))
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The Pest House shows visitors how the Quaker physician used sand to eliminate odors, black paint to ease patients eyes, and herbs to aid diet and treatment. His recreated office sports many of his tools of the trade, from an operating table that bends at both ends to the grisly instruments of amputation. Just down the hill visitors can peruse the Cemetery Center and Mourning Museum to learn about the customs associated with death. Displays include a mummification casket, jewelry made of human hair and even photos of some of the deceased, most of whom were African American.
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((Everything here in the cemetery is to interpret the lives of these common folks buried here. We have a wonderful, diverse history that's never been told and we just think these people are so interesting.))
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As are the rest of the grounds. Visitors can wander through shrub, butterfly and scatter gardens admiring antique roses, and an array of plants and animals... all of which help bring a memorial to the dead to life. Shannon Young, News 7, Lynchburg.))
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[TAKE WEB ADDRESS FULL SCREEN] If you would like to tour the Pest House - you should call for reservations.
You can find the phone number - and directions - on our home page at WDBJ 7-dot-com. Just click on the Time Off suitcase.
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Two new recruits for the Roanoke City Police Department are preparing for duty - in a stable.
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((GOOD OLD SEBASTIAN. HE'S A GREAT LOOKING HORSE.))
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[SUPER=03-Shawsville]


Sebastian and Seiko (SEE-ko) are the latest additions to Roanoke's Mounted Patrol. They're Frisians (FREE-jhuns), valued at more that 30- thousand dollars each... donated to Roanoke by a breeder in Florida.
Officers say the frisians (free-jhuns) have excellent dispositions, and are well-suited to police work.
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[SOT 01:02:03]
[IN Q=This has given us the opportunity]

((OFFICER ERIC PENDLETON: THIS HAS GIVEN US THE OPPORTUNITY TO START OUT WITH TWO HORSES FROM THE GROUND UP, HOPEFULLY MAKE THEM INTO POLICE HORSES. THESE GUYS HAD NOT HAD ANY RIDING, ANY GROUND WORK. IT'S SOMETHING WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO HAVE AS A LEARNING PROCESS FOR US AS WELL AS THEM. AND IT'S KIND OF PUT US AT A NEW LEVEL IN OUR UNIT.))
[SUPER=01-Officer Eric Pendleton/Roanoke City Police]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=level in our unit.]
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[VO-NAT]


Sebastian and Seiko are currently stabled at Bent Tree Farm in Shawsville. Eventually they will join other Roanoke horses at a new barn that's nearing completion in the city.
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[S-Vick]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=FFE-7]
[GRAPHIC=virginia tech football]


Tonight, Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech square off in the two football powers' second meeting ever. Hokie fans everywhere have waited all summer for another glimpse of superstar Tech quarterback Michael Vick.
[super=Michael Vick]

With the Heisman trophy and the NFL most likely ahead of him, his future seems very bright. This morning, Steve Mason takes us into Michael Vick's past in today's Sports Extra.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Newport News; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tommy Reamon/Warwick H. S. Football Coach; :19]
[SUPER=01-Brenda Boddie/Michael's Mother; :55]
[SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA/2000 Sugar Bowl; 1:06]
[SUPER=01-Marcus Boddie/Michael's 16 Year Old Brother; 2:30]
[SUPER=@steve1; 3:48]
[RUNS=4:02]
[OUT Q=.......news 7 sports"]

((Michael Vick is arguably the best kept secret to ever come out of the oldest of five high schools in Newport News. He has been called a pioneer, a quarterback who will revolutionize the position in the NFL. He is the biggest star in all of college football, a role his coach knew he always wanted to play. ((:))
Michael Vick grew up in Newport News in a close knit family. His mom, two sisters and brother still spend summer days watching TV in the living room, talking, smiling, just being together. Vick's mother Brenda Boddie is more like a sister to him than a mom. Her sister nicknamed Michael when he was little. ((:)) While that trade mark smile got him out of trouble with mom, lightning fast legs and a cannon of an arm that the nation was exposed to in the Sugar Bowl kept him safe on the field and led to his discovery. ((:)) Vick lead Warwick to a 7 and 3 record his senior season and was 20 and 13 in nearly three and a half years as the starting quarterback at Warwick. Tommy Reamon's office is decorated with articles about his protege and a Heisman plaque Michael gave his coach. ((:REAMON ON VIVK IN HIGH SCHOOL 19:39:44)) Now, Vick's younger brother Marcus is trying to do what Coach Reamon asks. A junior at Warwick, he has moved from receiver to quarterback this season. Michael's success has created enormous interest in Marcus from bigtime division I colleges and older brother is extremely active in making sure Marcus is better prepared to face what's a head. ((:)) But that doesn't mean the two athletes don't compete against each other, however, their battles are all in fun. ((:)) For three years Michael's mom has been driving a school bus for Enterprise Academy, a school for challenged kids. She also drives the Warwick football team, prompting the question, will Michael leave Virginia Tech after this season for the millions that await him in the NFL. ((:)) ((:))
Barring injury, Vick should cash in on the millions the top pick in the NFL draft commands. That is his future. His past?... Well, his jersey has been retired and laid to wrest in a trophy case at Warwick, but his legendary importance to the school still vibrates through the halls with the same electricity that is trademark to how he plays the game.))



[11Mike-Aid]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-30; TC 1:10:58]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A local high-schooler who's fighting leukemia is getting help from his fellow students.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Yesterday they held a fundraiser dubbed "Mike Aid."
Students from Northside High School organized the concert to raise money for Mike Calhoon.
The senior suffers from leukemia and the students wanted to help him pay for his medical bills.
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[SOT 6:09:32]
[IN Q=It makes]

((MIKE CALHOON: IT MAKES ME FEEL REAL GOOD THAT I KNOW I HAVE THIS MANY FRIENDS AND THEY'RE WILLING TO HELP OUT.))
[SUPER=07-Mike Calhoon]
[RUNS=5]
[OUT Q=to help out.]
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[VO-NAT]


Eight local bands took part in yesterday's concert. (------------) More than two thousand dollars was raised.